The Gilliland Construction Management team would like to congratulate our fearless leader Kirt Gilliland for being recognized by The Daily Transcript as one of San Diego’s 50 Influential Leaders! He influences our team’s lives every day, so we know this special public recognition is well deserved. It’s inspiring to learn from you and work with you, Kirt!
Kirt, a San Diegan nearly all his life, has been involved in the San Diego design and construction industry for over 35 years. His experience includes working as a project engineer, project superintendent, project manager and as a construction project manager/owner’s representative. Over his career, he has managed more than 250 projects valued in excess of $1 billion.
In 2015, Kirt founded Gilliland Construction Management, now a six-person team of construction managers overseeing some of San Diego’s most impactful development projects.
He was a local pioneer in developing the project management/owner’s representative industry. Kirt was part of a small group that established project management as a specialized and recognized role in the development industry. Now, he and his staff help owners of all building types navigate the risky, complicated and often frustrating design, permitting and building process.
His commitment to preserving San Diego’s history and character led fellow San Diegan Casey Brown to hire Gilliland Construction Management to oversee the high-profile Ampersand project in Mission Valley. Kirt’s local dedication also led to managing school projects for Congregation Beth Am and Cathedral Catholic; major tenant improvement work for large San Diego companies, utilities and publications; oversight for much-needed housing developments; and more.
When asked why he wanted to start his own Construction Management company, Kirt answered, “It was time for me to pursue a new adventure. I wanted to put my own stamp on my work. I have a passion for helping clients realize their dreams.”
Additionally, owning his own firm means he’s able to take on projects and causes that are most meaningful to him. His firm contributes financial support to nonprofits, including Unite North County, Alabaster Jar Project and Father Joe’s Villages, and he belongs to trade groups NAIOP San Diego and CREW San Diego.
From the GCM family to the Daily Transcript and everyone else who had a role in nominating Kirt, thank you.
To get in contact with Kirt please click the following link –> Kirt Gilliland